Webpages tagged with «OSEH»

Students protesting in the streets of Stockholm
Published Sep. 13, 2022 10:10 PM

In this talk, professor of design history Dr. Kjetil Fallan, explores design interventions at, and in the wake of, the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm 1972. What can design activism tell us about the conference's influence on future political decision-making? Or about the development of environmental thinking and ecologically informed design ideology in Scandinavia?

A portrait of enviornmental historian Libby Robin.
Published Aug. 24, 2022 11:17 AM

We are very happy to announce that environmental historian Libby Robin has joined the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities as a visiting scholar! While she is here, she will participate at the workshop on Antarctica and Rights of Nature as a commentator, and hold the inaugural lecture for the Anthropogenic SOILS project.

Image contains a sunflower, with tall buildings in the background. Environmental Humanities Week banner in the left corner
Published May 3, 2022 8:32 AM

We invite you to our Environmental Humanities Festival where we celebrate the exciting work happening in the field here at UiO, in Norway, and beyond. The day will start with a keynote lecture by Jamie Lorimer, University of Oxford, followed by presentations by the OSEH Collaboratories, a pop-up exhibition, film screenings, a "green" choir performance, and more. 

Black and white photo of a crowd at a political action protest.
Published May 3, 2022 8:32 AM

We invite to a conversation on the role of education in creating alternative environmental futures. Tim Ingold (University of Aberdeen) will hold a public lecture at Kulturhuset on "Reason and Response-ability", followed by a panel discussion with Mette Halskov Hansen (UiO), Britt Kramvig (UiT), Felix Riede (Aarhus University) and Heather Swanson (Aarhus University). Moderated by Gro Birgit Birgit Ween (Museum of Cultural History, UiO).

A tall sunflower fills the frame, in the background there are skyscrapers.
Published May 2, 2022 12:31 PM
From 7 to 10 June, the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities cordially invites you to an "Environmental Humanities Week". With a series of events, we will celebrate the exciting work happening in the field, here at UiO, and beyond.
Photo of the salmon ladder by the Akerselva River.
Published Apr. 27, 2022 1:14 PM

On 2 April, the students in the Honours Certificate in Environmental Humanities and Sciences (EHS) walked along Akerselva and participated in a soundwalk along the river as part of the second excursion this semester. 

A black and white photo of the anthropologist Deborah Bird Rose sitting by a fireplace.
Published Apr. 4, 2022 9:57 AM

The anthropologist Deborah Bird Rose was one of the founding and most significant figures in the emergence of the environmental humanities. In April Thom van Dooren and Matthew Chrulew publish an edited collection: Kin: Thinking with Deborah Bird Rose to keep Debbie’s work alive and moving in the world.

A sculpture of a fish-man walking. The background is a cityscape.
Published Mar. 30, 2022 2:51 PM

In this talk, writer and diver, Ting. J. Yiu discusses her ecocritical creative practice through an aquatic lens. Centering diasporic displacement, she discusses how aquatic narratives and interspecies encounters are radical sites to subvert notions of citizenship, (re)negotiating identities, and contesting hegemonic environmental narratives.

A boat is lies at shore, the water is blue, and far off in the distance one can see hills and mountains coloured by the sun.
Published Mar. 30, 2022 2:50 PM

In this talk anthropologist Florence Durney will present about her ongoing research on the intersection of indigenous and state marine tenure systems and marine environmental change. In particular she will discuss how climate-induced marine environmental change is complicating processes of living with, claiming, and negotiating marine boundaries for humans and non-humans alike. 

An image of orange seaweed and kelp.
Published Mar. 30, 2022 12:52 PM

Agential Matter is an artistic research project which examines performativity of algae, objects and bodies in instances of observation in scientific research, industrial production and artistic encounter. This talk by artist Sabine Popp is seen as an opportunity to (re)turn to a small shed at a landing station for harvested kelp as one of several places of hybrid coexistence.

A white horse stands on the beach.
Published Feb. 17, 2022 3:13 PM

In this talk, philosopher and veterinarian Kerstin Weich introduces how veterinary humanities contribute to current discussions on environmentality in biomedicine. Starring: Japanese fungus, veterinarians, tapeworms, horses and dung-feeding beetles in ecological turf wars.

A picture of a type case with different letters jumbled together.
Published Feb. 17, 2022 3:12 PM

In this talk, poet and translator Kathleen Maris Paltrineri will discuss ecopoetic works published in Norway that push boundaries in form, language, and thought as they explicitly or implicitly address the ramifications of climate change. She will also draw on her translation experience to discuss how ecotranslation may invite innovative translation and creative writing practices and may be its own form of activism.

Entagnled photo of fish under water and mossy rocks with Kelp.
Published Feb. 9, 2022 9:51 AM

The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities hosted its first ever Knowing Natures Eco-Slam on 3 December 2021, an open drop-in exhibition with presentations and performances by the EHS Honours students.

OSEH logo on a marine green colored background of skies and forest.
Published Feb. 2, 2022 10:15 AM

On the 30th of November 2021, the University of Oslo held the annual Conference of Education where OSEH Director, Ursula Münster, was the Keynote speaker. 

This image shows a man pointing towards manholes.
Published Feb. 1, 2022 2:05 PM

In this talk, environmental anthropologist Dr. Nikiwe Solomon explores how particular assumptions built into the design of infrastructure, as well as the bureaucratic and techno-managerial approaches used to build said infrastructure, often take for granted the social consequences of infrastructure’s day-to-day (mal)functioning.

Image may contain: Logo, Font, Graphic design, Sky, Graphics.
Published Feb. 1, 2022 10:00 AM

In 2021, OSEH continued its work to strengthen interdisciplinary research, teaching and discussions on climate change and the environment. Due to Covid-19, OSEH had to adapt to a "new normal" and postponed some of its planned activity while moving other activities to the virtual space.

Cardboard boxes are piled on top of each other. Words such as "chloropfyll" and "plants" are written all over the boxes.
Published Jan. 28, 2022 3:37 PM
If—on our present horizon—design appears as environmental humanities gone live, education must be a key player in hatching and cultivating the awareness of this possibility. In this talk, anthropologist Theodor Barth shares his perspectives.
An illustration of a diver seen from below. The water is coloured green.
Published Jan. 28, 2022 11:53 AM

This talk by contemporary historian Tirza Meyer will be a presentation of the project ‘Humanoid Oceans’ that seeks to explore the history of what happens to the oceanic environment when humans venture into the ocean with the help of technology.

Several twigs with sprouting buds.
Published Jan. 14, 2022 3:31 PM

New OSEH Associate Professor II, Michelle Bastian, will discuss her current fellowship project which will build connections with phenology, the study of lifecycle timing in plants and animals, and humanities research.  

An illustration of lakes, hills and the sky.
Published Nov. 9, 2021 10:31 AM

How can we balance wilding agricultural land to increase biodiversity, while maintaining the cultural heritage within landscapes? Is it possible to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems, while restoring culture too? What issues are at stake in the UN Decade on Restoration? 

Register here by the 25th of November to participate.

Portrait of Christine Wergeland Sørbye standing in front of greenery.
Published Oct. 28, 2021 9:17 PM

Oslo Science City aims to position Oslo and Norge on the global stage as a leading science nation. Here we have 7 500 researchers and 30 000 students contributing to finding sustainable solutions to large-scale societal issues.

Photo montage of four people on a Zoom call
Published Oct. 21, 2021 8:56 AM

The Oslo School of Environmental Humanities congratulates Honours certificate students Harald Bøe and Tarjei Brekke, as well as history student Andrine Brorson, with winning the first Faculty of Humanities case competition!

The image illustrates how white is seen under the microscope, textures are amplified.
Published Oct. 13, 2021 2:19 PM

In this talk, artist Marte Johnslien and art historian Ingrid Halland will introduce their new research project The Materiality of White that explores how the Norwegian innovation Titanium Dioxide has changed surfaces in art, architecture and design—making the world whiter, brighter and cleaner looking.

Poster with information on the event "Monsters of the Anthropocene" over an image of a box full of toys.
Published Oct. 13, 2021 1:55 PM

What do the futures of monster theory hold? And what stories can we tell about its origins? ‘Unruly Origins, Strange Futures’ explores the pasts and futures of thinking with monsters through art, politics, storytelling and scholarship.

Approximately 50 people posing for a picture, each holding a plant in their hand.
Published Sep. 20, 2021 9:48 AM

In his talk, poet, writer and language teacher Kenneth Nsah will discuss the role of literature in climate mitigation, environmental protection, and nature conservation in the Congo Basin. He will address how literature can promote and challenge environmental policies and practices.